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How the Pandemic Helped Me Become a Better Teacher

Covid-19 was no doubt a stressful time for teachers. I myself suffered my first ever migraine; a result, I believe, of so-called Zoom-fatigue. However, it was also the trigger for much ‘forced experimentation’: the idea that an unwelcome imposition can push us to change our habits and, in the process, develop new skills. In fact, I’d go as far as to say...

Why should I care about my students? Why should I care about my colleagues? It’s just a job!

 “Empathy is a choice, and a vulnerable choice because in order to connect with you, I have to connect with something in myself that knows that feeling”. During a management course in July, I came across a video (‘Brene Brown on Empathy’ you can watch it here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Evwgu369Jw ) which illustrated the differences between empathy...

Extending learning beyond the classroom: ideas and practices for Blended Learning

  With the new academic year being in full swing and just before the dawn of a new calendar year is there a chance that you feel you need to rethink or enrich some of the techniques and tasks that you use? If so, then experimenting with blended learning principles is an alternative that you could try. Blended learning is not a new term or practice of...

Simple ways to find out more about your learners’ progress

Monitoring learner progress throughout the course can be a useful source of information for the teacher. Even though we tend to rely heavily on tests (summative assessment) to grade learners, summative assessment can give us an opportunity to have a clear picture of the impact of our teaching so that we can adapt it or shift focus on areas our learners...